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Overview

Fourderm Af Cream

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Betamethasone, Gentamicin, Clotrimazole, Benzyl Alcohol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Fourderm Af Cream belonging to the glucocorticoid class of medication, acts as a steroid. It treats various rheumatic disorders such as systemic lupus erythematous and rheumatoid arthritis. Many skin diseases including psoriasis and dermatitis, allergic conditions such as angioedema and asthma, certain blood disorders, certain eye and skin conditions. Multiple sclerosis, crohn's disease and leukaemia can also be treated with Fourderm Af Cream. It can be administered into the body orally, in the form of an injection or applied as a cream. Being a corticosteroid, it works by decreasing inflammation and modifying the body's immune response to various conditions.

You are advised to not take this medication if you have allergy, systemic fungal infection or an active untreated infection. Fourderm Af Cream can interact with a few other medicines so inform your doctor if you take amlodipine, mifepristone, warfarin, ethinyl, estradiol, insulin, ciprofloxacin, BCG vaccine. Also inform your doctor if you suffer from tuberculosis, electrolytic imbalance, gastrointestinal perforations, infections, myocardial infarction, ocular herpes infection, scleroderma or threadworm infection. This medicine is not recommended to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless absolutely required, in which case breastfeeding should be discontinued.

Serious side effects may include an increased risk of infection, severe allergic reactions, muscle weakness, and psychosis. Using Fourderm Af Cream for a long time can cause adrenal insufficiency. Discontinuing the medication suddenly after a long-term use may be dangerous. The cream commonly results in skin irritation and increased hair growth.

Take Fourderm Af Cream as instructed by the doctor. Your dosage duration, timings, forms and other attributes can vary depending on the medical condition and hence following instructions are necessary to ensure this medicine is safe and effective to use.

Allergy and inflammation
This medicine is used to reduce or prevent swelling and irritation associated with conditions like asthma, colitis etc.
Joint inflammation
This medicine is used to relieve swelling and pain associated with diseases like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, gout etc.
Eye inflammation
This medicine is used to relieve swelling, irritation, burning of the eye caused due to infections, allergy, exposure to chemicals etc.
This medicine is used to relieve swelling, itching, redness, and burning associated with various allergic skin conditions like pruritus, pemphigus vulgaris, seborrhoeic dermatitis etc.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to it or any other medicine belonging to the category of corticosteroids.
Systemic Fungal Infection
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a fungal infection affecting an internal organ/organs in the body.
Active untreated infection
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from any serious infection and is yet to receive any treatment for the same.
In addition to its intended effect, Fourderm Af Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Blurred vision Moderate Less Common
Increased appetite Moderate Less Common
indigestion Moderate Less Common
Anxiety and nervousness Moderate Less Common
Skin itch Moderate Less Common
Drying and cracking of skin Moderate Less Common
Acne Moderate Less Common
Change in skin color Moderate Less Common
Persistent infections Moderate Less Common
Irregular menstrual periods Moderate Less Common
depression Moderate Less Common
Growth retardation in children Moderate Less Common
Hoarseness of voice Moderate Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary depending on the form and route of administration.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within a few minutes after oral administration as it is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. It is subject to vary depending on the route of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended. However, if it absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Missed Dose instructions
Contact your doctor for instructions if you missed a scheduled dose of this medicine. A self-attempt to make up for the lost dose may result in adverse effects.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine for is suspected especially when the prescribed dose is very high. Symptoms may include thinning of the skin, easy bruising and bleeding, body fat deposits etc.
what is fourderm af cream?
Fourderm Af Cream is belongs to the glucocorticoid class of drugs and works a steroid. It is used to treat candidiasis, folliculitis, furunculosis, paronychia, minor bacterial skin infections and other conditions. It works by hindering the inflammatory mediators; binding to 30 S ribosomal subunits; providing the ability to prevent the synthesis of proteins and inhibiting the growth of fungi.
what is fourderm af cream used for?
Fourderm Af Cream is used for treating and preventing the symptoms and diseases such as Candidiasis, Inflammatory manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses, Pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses, Folliculitis, Furunculosis, Paronychia, Tinea versicolor, and some minor bacterial skin infections. Apart from these it can also be used by patients suffering from Gingivitis, Vaginal yeast infections, Keratitis, Scratches, Inflammatory diseases, Uveitis and some infection related to the eye.
what are the side effects of fourderm af cream?
The Fourderm Af Cream has certain side effects along with its uses which are rashes, burning, swelling, redness of the skin, itching, and blisters. It can cause adrenal inadequacy if it is used for quite a while. Severe side effects may include an increased danger of infection, muscle weakness, serious allergic reactions, and psychosis. Fourderm Af Cream usually leads to an increase in hair growth, skin sensitivity, and dryness. Apart from these, it may also lead to Electrolyte Imbalance, Bone Degradation, Increased risk of infection, Increased blood pressure, Skin Scar, Acne and sometimes Nausea or vomiting.
Fourderm Af Cream is a potent glucocorticoid with minimal mineralocorticoid action. It decreases inflammation by inhibiting the migration of leukocytes and reduces the permeability of capillaries and inhibiting prostaglandins and other inflammatory mediators.
What are you using Fourderm Af Cream for?
Skin disorders
Allergy and inflammation
Other
Joint inflammation
Eye inflammation
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Thrice a day
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Skin itch
Change in skin color
Drying and cracking of skin
Acne
Anxiety and nervousness
Increased appetite
Blurred vision
Indigestion
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am 20 years old and I'm suffering from the rashes in my inner thighs for 2 years. I apply cream eg. Fourderm it heals and again break out. Its becoming worse day by day and also skin thinning has took place there . What should I do?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 20 years old and I'm suffering from the rashes in my inner thighs for 2 years. I apply cream eg. Fourderm it hea...
Jock itch is a very common groin rash. Roughly half of jock itch is due to fungus. The remainder is caused by moisture, irritation, and bacterial overgrowth. In most cases, jock itch can be treated at home effectively. You can try the following remedies to get rid of the infection: 1. Apply over-the-counter antifungal cream, powder, or spray to the affected area - our best options include Lamisil, Lotrimin Ultra, and/or Naftin. These are more expensive, but they will get rid of jock itch faster. Prefer Lotrimin Ultra which contains Butenafine Hydrochloride over regular Lotrimin AF which just contains clotrimazole. Studies have shown Butenafine can be faster and more effective than clotrimazole. You can also purchase cheaper creams containing clotrimazole or miconazole. These will take a little longer to work, but they will effectively wipe out jock itch. 2. Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and warm water. 3. Dry the affected area thoroughly after bathing and exercise. 4. Change clothes and undergarments every day. 5. Wear loose cotton clothing. Avoid wearing any clothing that rubs or irritates your crotch. 6. Treat any other fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot. Doing this will decrease the risk for recurrence.
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I have itching in my foot down side I'm using fourderm cream but itching is not healing.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I have itching in my foot down side I'm using fourderm cream but itching is not healing.
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, It is advisable to clean your foot after removing your slippers or shoe whenever you come home. Wear clean cotton socks. Apply candid powder before wearing socks and after cleaning your foot. If the problem still persist, then you may visit your nearest dermatologist.

I have skin problem of ring worm and other I use fourderm but it is same day by day it is increasing.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Do not use such creams as mentioned by you ever anywhere on your skin for any indication at all. These are irrational combination of steroid, antibiotic and antifungal. You will end up causing permanent damage to your skin by applying such cream. See a qualified MD/DVD/DNB dermatologist for appropriate treatment.
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Why my nail beds af all fingers both the hands are damaged disfigured and have become very thin?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine natrum mur 30 once daily in the morning and give feedback after 6 days.

Popular Health Tips

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Never Apply Any Steroid cream over face like Betnovate, Melacare, skinlite, Fourderm. These are very harmful and It will destroy your skin.
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Irregular Heart Rate!

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Irregular Heart Rate!

An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of arrhythmia. The cause is a disorder in the heart's electrical system.

Often, people who have AF may not even feel symptoms. But you may feel

AF can lead to an increased risk of stroke. In many patients, it can also cause chest pain, heart attack, or heart failure.

Doctors diagnose AF using family and medical history, a physical exam, and a test called an electrocardiogram (EKG), which looks at the electrical waves your heart makes. Treatments include medicines and procedures to restore normal rhythm.

Steroid abuse

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Steroid abuse

Never use potent steroids cream like Betnovate,Lobate,quadriderm,panderm,fourderm,for any skin problem on any part of body because after initial improvement of symptoms like itching, these steroid creams will aggravate the problem and may cause long lasting and somtimes permanent side effects like rashes, sensitive skin, recurrent infection,acne , dryness stretch mark etc.

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MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Have sparkle in eyes 5 tips.sleep well 6-8 hrs.eat carrots and greens and citrous.wash eyes with warm water twice or thrice.wear goggles specks when in open.avoid uvr do not look at sun in AF.noon. do eye exercises morning and evening
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Loose Talk And Body Lose Sex And Fitness

MBBS, DIiploma in Yoga and Ayurveda, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), PGDPC
Sexologist, Pune
Loose Talk And Body Lose Sex And Fitness

Health Tip:

  • Loose talk is a complete waste of energy respect time etc all. Loose talk means only talking a lot and doing only a dot, almost a crackpot, and wanting a jackpot. Avoid excess in all I mean. Let what you talk be seen. Too many promises and breach of trust, leads sex and relations to dust. Avoid unnecessary lust or else expect the worst. So make certain changes a must. Priorities first formalities next.
  • Sexologist acupuncturist trichologist cosmetologist dermatologist venerologist counselor  says" absence of exercise is one of the main causes" nowadays in sexual dysfunction. Better not to label with the worst words as that might literally happen. Once a failure always a failure should not be the mindset.
  • Yes you need to be trained in basic body use exercises bf af marriage as a training session. Loose body and loose talk make you difficult to even side-by-side walk, leave away sex talk. Its high time to take a call with your doctor or let things scatter. Of course it's the most important matter, please avoid getting fatter, and avoid unnecessary flatter.
  • Get up kick your butts before you get kicked out. No second chance can make a good relationship again say people but stick to the first as much as possible as second may be more than worst.
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